Imagine shutting down a street in Boston to host a festive farm to table dinner while hearing stories from local farmers. How about in the historic financial district as a menu of farm fresh cuisine is served to your table? For the first time in Bostonâ€™s history, such an event is taking place on Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at 3 pm on Franklin Street. Gathered under the Boston autumn sky, weâ€™ll be presenting the first ever Boston Farmers Dinner.
Franklin Street (from the cross streets of Broad St. to Batterymarch St.) will be closed to traffic for a Farm To Table inspired dinner featuring locally sourced items from area farms. Long, linen-clad tables will be set up in two rows down the middle of the street with seating for over 200 guests.
This five-course dinner, artfully created and prepared by Umbria Primeâ€™s chefs, will feature an optional wine pairing for an additional fee. While enjoying the fresh, local food, guests will hear from a variety of speakers on pertinent topics including the farmers who provided the food for the event. Local activists (such as past Garden Club of the Back Bay speaker Jessie Benhazl) who share a similar mission will speak about topics such as biodiversity and sustainability. This event allows people to come together and not only enjoy local food, but also find out how to better support local farms.
Event organizer Keith Sarasin of The Farmers Dinner along with support from Umbria Restaurant have prepared a fantastic evening of local fine dining. â€œWe are bringing the farm to the city to help educate, inspire and enjoy really good food,â€ Sarasin said. The Farmers Dinner hosts events across the north east, shutting down city streets bringing the farm to the city in these farm to table style events. Tickets are $50 and up, and tickets are available online at http://www.thefarmersdinner.com/event/the-boston-farmers-dinner/